Africa: Study Reveals Where Conservation Aid Is Most Needed
There are an abundance of underfunding for conservation projects throughout Africa. Researchers have complied a global database of spending, creating a statistical model that explains 86 per cent of the variation in global spending patterns for 2001-2008. This model, it’s simple to analyze expected spending levels by highlighting the countries with severe underfunding.
The majority of the 40 countries they identified are in the developing world and these 40 nations contain nearly a third of the world’s most threatened mammals and habitats. Among these countries, the five most underfunded are Iraq, Djibouti, Angola, Kyrgyzstan and Guyana.
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